Harakiri For The Sky, Schammasch, Groza in Willemeen
“In Februari 2023 HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY will embark on a European headliner tour to present their eagerly anticipated 5th full-length record to the faithful fellowship across the lands! Expect nothing but the so far most ambitious live shows of Austria’s most-wanted Post Black Metal collective!’
Founded in 2011 in Vienna, Austria, the aim of Harakiri for the sky has always been to create a unique mixture of melancholy and aggression, madness and meaning, and wrapped in alternately manic/mellow songs that bridged black metal and atmospheric post-rock. The band was initially begun as a studio project by erstwhile Bifröst member M. S. joined by vocalist/lyricist J. J., and has recently been expanded to a live lineup. With that lineup secured, Harakiri for the Sky then embarked upon a lot successful European tours with the likes of A Forest of Stars, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Dool, Sylvaine, Fäulnis, Ellende , Draconian and Agrypnie among others, encompassing over 25 countries to date.
2016 marks the release of the masterwork III: Trauma and Harakiri for the Sky got great acclaim from critics and audiences and a nominee for the “Amadeus Austrian Music Award”
Arson, the 4th album , acclaimed to be one of the albums of the year 2018. It ranked on #29 in the german album charts and #62 in the austrian album charts. Harakiri for the sky got a nominee for the “Metal Hammer Awards 2018”
Since their inception in 2009, Switzerland’s SCHAMMASCH have blazed a path of creative evolution. Never restricted by the black metal genre from which they were birthed, their promethean spirit can be charted musically, artistically and philosophically throughout their three previous albums and became most evident on their landmark triple album ‘Triangle’, released in 2016. In late 2019 SCHAMMASCH presented their fourth full-length album ‘Hearts Of No Light’. Whilst many would be daunted at the challenge of following a monolithic piece such as ’Triangle’, the new album finds the band at the zenith of their formative powers. Presented over nine challenging tracks, Hearts Of No Light lays its foundation in the heights of their past work whilst presenting their most flowing and organic approach to date – jet-black at its core whilst vast and expansive in experimentation. Having toured extensively for the last decade, SCHAMMASCH also built a strong live reputation – their shows are known to be an enthralling experience on both visual and aural levels, setting free energies that are hard to resist.